New YouTube app arrives in the App Store, available for iPhone and iPod touchAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Well, that didn't take long. Just a little over a month after it was revealed that the iOS YouTube app would not come preinstalled on iOS 6, Google has released a dedicated app for the service into the App Store. Officially announced on the official YouTube blog, the app is 7.5MB in size and works on both the iPhone and iPod touch. A version of the app that's optimized for the iPad is set to arrive "in the coming months." This new YouTube app was created by the service's engineers, and YouTube touts features like tens of thousands more videos, a new channel guide, new search tools that let users do things like search while they type, and the ability to share videos using Google+, Facebook, Twitter and text message.
With the final version of iOS 6 likely getting its introduction tomorrow with a public release shortly thereafter, it makes sense that Google would like to have its YouTube app available on the App Store's virtual shelves for all of the users that'll soon be updating to iOS 6. The new app looks like an improvement over the previous one, both in terms of its design and the fact that there are now more videos available to watch. Of course, another thing that the new app includes that the old one didn't is ads, so that's something that iOS users will have to get accustomed to. If you've got an iOS device and want to check out the new YouTube app for yourself, you can find it at the App Store link below.